Classroom TAs

Classroom teaching assistants (TAs) play a vital role in the learning processes of their students. The Classroom TAs page includes useful information on:

  • Preparing for class
  • Teaching and assisting a class
  • Assignments
  • After class

Laboratory TAs

Laboratory assistants are responsible for developing student's scientific proficiency. This covers a range of skills, from ensuring that students have a grasp of the work to be done, to introducing them to basic laboratory and safety skills, to supporting students through their experiments and helping them deliver a laboratory report.

The Laboratory TAs page includes information on:

  • Crucial questions to review with students
  • Preparing for class
  • Running a lab


These frequently asked questions were compiled by TAs at a previous TA training workshop and cover the following topics:

  • Academic honesty
  • Assessment
  • Classroom
  • Pedagogy
  • Students
  • TA employment issues